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Zanyacts

Zanyacts

5 reviews
Zanyacts
4.18/5 stars – based on 5 reviews

Why book Zanyacts?

Linda Peck offers a whimsical and lighthearted mix of theatre, mime, and circus illusion, as well as tight rope walking and fire manipulation, in ways that are reminiscent of a Cirque du Soleil character. Through creating living statues, she brings historical and fictional characters to life, including Lucille Ball, Annie Oakley, Mary Poppins, Molly Pitcher and others. For the past 32 years, she has performed in gala celebrations, private parties, Renaissance fairs, masquerade balls, corporate events, living history fairs, centennials, and more. Her talents and infectious good humor are a treat for all ages.

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Variety Entertainer in Northfield, MA
I attended an event at which she performed and was severely disappointed. She's a mime that could not not talk - whenever she messed up (which happened fairly frequently) she would try to pass it off as funny with some explanation. She poked a kid in the eye, traumatized a young girl on stage, refused some kid volunteers over others, gave six adults rope burn when she tried to do have them hold a tight rope for her to walk on (she couldn't make the walk, almost falling off the stage numerous times), and wrapped a noose around a young child's neck. I do NOT recommend her.
Public Event in Newport, RI
1.4 / 5 stars

The mime that cannot mime

I attended an event at which she performed and was severely disappointed. She's a mime that could not not talk - whenever she messed up (which happened fairly frequently) she would try to pass it off as funny with some explanation. She poked a kid in the eye, traumatized a young girl on stage, refused some kid volunteers over others, gave six adults rope burn when she tried to do have them hold a tight rope for her to walk on (she couldn't make the walk, almost falling off the stage numerous times), and wrapped a noose around a young child's neck. I do NOT recommend her.

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Reviewer: Broghan Z.
Event: Public Event in Newport, RI
Event Date: Feb 18, 2014
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Circus Entertainment, Costumed Character, Juggler
Variety Entertainer in Northfield, MA
We hired Linda Peck for our annual outdoor heritage festival. We enjoyed working with her and her human statue of Mary Poppins was a huge hit with children and adults, even in the rain! Linda was a delight to work with and very professional and thorough. She was well received and rolled with the punches. We hope to have her back in the future.
Festival in Barre, VT
4.7 / 5 stars

Mary Poppins a huge hit

We hired Linda Peck for our annual outdoor heritage festival. We enjoyed working with her and her human statue of Mary Poppins was a huge hit with children and adults, even in the rain! Linda was a delight to work with and very professional and thorough. She was well received and rolled with the punches. We hope to have her back in the future.

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Reviewer: Mollie B.
Organization: Barre Heritage Festival & Homecoming Days
Event: Festival in Barre, VT
Event Date: Jul 28, 2012
Hired As: Human Statue
Variety Entertainer in Northfield, MA
Linda Peck did a SUPER FANTASTIC job preforming and entertaining at a 4th of July Kiddie Carnival in Hinesburg, VT. She has a TON of energy. She is constantly busy interacting with the kids and preforming trick after trick! There is not a dull moment. I would recommend her, and would definitely hire her again for the Kiddie Carnival.
Fundraiser in Hinesburg, VT
4.9 / 5 stars

Excellent Family Entertainment!!

Linda Peck did a SUPER FANTASTIC job preforming and entertaining at a 4th of July Kiddie Carnival in Hinesburg, VT. She has a TON of energy. She is constantly busy interacting with the kids and preforming trick after trick! There is not a dull moment. I would recommend her, and would definitely hire her again for the Kiddie Carnival.

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Reviewer: Lori H.
Event: Fundraiser in Hinesburg, VT
Event Date: Jul 4, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment
Variety Entertainer in Northfield, MA
Linda Peck brought a wonderful and magical Mary Poppins to my show that was enjoyed by young and old
Festival in Cranston, RI
4.9 / 5 stars

wonderful combo of professionalism and creativity

Linda Peck brought a wonderful and magical Mary Poppins to my show that was enjoyed by young and old

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Reviewer: Jennifer N.
Organization: Festival Fete
Event: Festival in Cranston, RI
Event Date: Jun 9, 2012
Hired As: Costumed Character
Variety Entertainer in Northfield, MA
This entertainment was excellent .. The show was more than we could have asked for .. Held the children's attention for the full show and made it very age appropriate for our preschool graduation.
Graduation in Amherst, MA
5 / 5 stars

Excellent experience

This entertainment was excellent .. The show was more than we could have asked for .. Held the children's attention for the full show and made it very age appropriate for our preschool graduation.

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Reviewer: Malarie H.
Event: Graduation in Amherst, MA
Event Date: Jun 22, 2012
Hired As: Variety Entertainer

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 10 - 60 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance: $200,000 - bodily injury for others bodily injury for me
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, Other

Overview

Audiences have been intrigued by my combination of whimsy, magic and comedy in my one-woman performance. From getting stuck in an umbrella to ladders, scarves and peacock feathers, my props are unique, and audiences "laugh till they cry." I am interactive and mimic human foibles which make people go "Ah!" and rethink the things that happen as humans.

Additional Booking Notes

I am self contained, have my own sound system and lights.

Bio

Linda Peck offers a whimsical and lighthearted mix of theatre, mime, and circus illusion, as well as tight rope walking and fire manipulation, in ways that are reminiscent of a Cirque du Soleil character. She brings historical and fictional characters to life, including Lucille Ball, Annie Oakley, Mary Poppins, Molly Pitcher and others. For the past 32 years, she has performed in gala celebrations, private parties, Renaissance fairs, masquerade balls, corporate events, living history fairs, centennials, and more. Her talents and infectious good humor are a treat for all ages.

The team providing the talent:

Linda Peck

Owner/Performer

Influences & Inspiration

Pilobolus, Momix, George and Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball, Gilda Radnor , so many more

Setup Requirements

Clean, clear space

Stage or stage area

Wall or other backdrop behind me

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